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Poster: kippard Date: Jun 19, 2008 8:48pm
Forum: audio Subject: Public Domain

Just to clarify (the explanation provided confuses me), if it says Public Domain then I can use it for my film project, which will be commercially distributed. Thank you!

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Poster: kustota Date: Jun 20, 2008 12:34am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain

you're right! :)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 20, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

Caution, though: Some uploaders are very inaccurate- sometimes even deliberately untruthful- in the rights option they choose. So please use common sense in assessing the items you find here, especially within the user-uploaded content areas.

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Poster: kippard Date: Jun 20, 2008 3:06pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

I appreciate this word of caution. I read somewhere else online that no recordings in the U.S. are public domain. Only sheet music before 1922 (or something). Do you have any guidelines?

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Poster: kustota Date: Jun 20, 2008 6:10pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

do you mean this?
http://www.pdinfo.com/record.htm
but this covers commercially published records. there are literally tons of music stored here that is public domain by author's will:
(search query)

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-06-21 01:09:25

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-06-21 01:10:17

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Poster: kippard Date: Jun 20, 2008 7:15pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

Yup, that's it. I do want some commercial artists. If you search for Wes Montgomery on archive.org, there are a few recordings that are listed as Public Domain, but I find it hard to believe that I can use this stuff from such a well known and definitely commercial artist. Is it that they are live recordings and not album releases? Thank you!

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Poster: kustota Date: Jun 22, 2008 12:58am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

i think you just don't understand. if the work is copyrighted, nothing can change this, it doesnt matter if you download it from here or rip from CD. you just can't use it, especially for your own commercial works.

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Poster: kippard Date: Jun 20, 2008 9:39pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

Do a search for Wes Montgomery - I can't believe that his stuff is usable! The recordings may not be commercial, but is it not still his playing and thereby his property? I'm confused. Thanks,

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 22, 2008 6:44am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

In the example of Wes Montgomery, the hits I get on that name show either covers by other performers, or possibly his recordings as part of the playlist of an archived radio show or podcast. It's possible that the podcasters or stations licensed his tracks for their broadcast program. However, I'd be skeptical that you could safely extract and reuse the tracks within one of these broadcasts, no matter what the rights designation the uploader may have selected. So that's the "caution" part.

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Poster: kippard Date: Jun 22, 2008 8:24pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain accuracy

Thanks for your reply, and your help.

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Jun 20, 2008 12:43am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Public Domain

Yep! If it's Public Domain, then you can do ANYTHING with it, even sell it wholesale.